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9 December 2022 – Cotton Daisy Backstep

9 December 2022 – Cotton Daisy Backstep

From deep within the Appalachian Old-time traditions, Cotton Daisy Backstep bring the songs of the pioneers, old gospels and their own dark originals.

Helena Faust carried a wealth of tradition with her when she moved back to NZ in 2003 after 10 years steeped in the local traditions of West Virginia.

With strong mountain vocals, wailing harmonies, clawhammer banjo and fiddle, the old haunting ballads and songs are brought to life.

Cotton Daisy Backstep group consists of Helena Faust – banjo and lead vocals, Bill Vella – bass, Philip Muollo – Guitar, and Megan Ward – fiddle and harmony vocals.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30 pm with a blackboard of performers. The guests perform after supper.

Admission to our Christmas 2022 concert is $7 for everyone, except students at $3. Cash only please (no eftpos facilities). Admission includes a light supper.

The venue is the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, 155 Bartholomew Road, corner Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin.

Image source: Helena Faust

 

 

11 November 2022 – Butter Wouldn’t Melt

11 November 2022 – Butter Wouldn’t Melt

 

Butter Wouldn’t Melt consists of Nick Burfield, lead vocals, harmonies, and guitar; Andrea Reid, lead vocals, harmonies, guitar, dulcimer, whistles, and bodhran; and Derek Burfield on double bass.

Publicity material says “they will melt your heart with their soulful stories, vibrant voices, and far-away fables. They will be signing songs from their debut album 1931.

“Their original material is presented with a unique blend of dulcimer, whistles, guitar, double bass and soaring counter-melodies.

“Their sound is raw and familiar, yet still manages to surprise. Each song is filled with dancing harmonies and country and blues-inspired picking, creating an old-time vibe.”

“Butter Wouldn’t Melt sing of New Zealand history, long-lost lovers, fairy tales and distant serial-killer relatives.”

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30 pm with a blackboard of performers. The guests perform after supper.

Admission, which includes a light supper, is $7 for members, $12 for non-members and $3 for students. Cash only (no eftpos facilities).

The venue is the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, 155 Bartholomew Road, corner Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin.

Image source: Butter Wouldn’t Melt – Lonely Girl video, https://www.facebook.com/butterwouldntmeltmusic/videos/1109968709914755

 

 

14 October 2022 – Local Stars concert

14 October 2022 – Local Stars concert

Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall
Cnr. Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin

Doors open at 7:00 pm – Music begins at 7:30 pm

Admission (includes a light supper)-
$5.00 for Members and non-Members; $3.00 for Students
Cash only (no eftpos facilities)

Blackboard 1st half – Invited guest performers 2nd half:
Cazna
Danny & Friends
Jennie & Marty
Robyn-Lynn
Ukuladies

Images sources:

    • Cazna, Danny, Jennie Cavaye, Marty – John Jenkins, LFMC Committee Member
    • Robyn-Lynn – Robyn-Lynn Webber
    • Ukuladies – Cordoba Ukulele; Best Cordoba Ukulele in 2022: 10 Ukulele Reviews; Ukuleles Review (https://ukulelesreview.com/best-cordoba-ukulele/)

 

 

9 September 2022 – Burgess and Allen

9 September 2022 – Burgess and Allen

 

Burgess and Allen started singing together as a duo over seven years ago, after a chance encounter at Levin Folk Club. Combining their different musical backgrounds to forge a harmonic entity that is invigorating as it is diverse. Simon and Gill have featured performing together at clubs, weddings, festivals, and cafe venues here and overseas. Their material is drawn from all genres, they sing both popular gems and lesser known treasures with soothing assonance and melodic strength.

Gill started her musical career at 9 years old as an accomplished junior classical pianist. Her adoption of the guitar at a later age led to a desire to write her own material and present it in public. She completed her CD ‘Colour outside the Lines’ in 2012, where she lyrically paints emotionally candid musical canvases. Simon’s multi-instrumentalist versatility has seen him teaching, singing, playing, and recording in both large and small ensembles on a variety of different instruments, limited only by how many he can carry to the gig.

Their song choices reflect their aspirations to present quality arrangements and meaningful concert experiences for their audiences. This includes a range of Americana and Folk or Contemporary music but can include Gill’s contemplative compositions or Simon’s topical ramblings. They both enjoy expanding musical experiences through ongoing collaborations and associations with other artists.

The folk music club meets at the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, Bartholomew Road. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30pm with a blackboard, followed by supper and then the guest artist. Admission, which includes a light supper, is $5 for members, $10 non-members and $3 for students. Cash only (no eftpos facilities).

 

12 August 2022 – Black Eyed Susie

12 August 2022 – Black Eyed Susie

 

Black Eyed Susie is Kapiti Coast-based violin, guitar, and vocals duo, Ramon Oza and Susan Colien Reid. Susan and Ramon have been performing their unique blend of blues Celtic and funk since 2006. They have spent 15 years weaving their own sound from Ramon’s R&B Funk guitar and Susie’s Classical / Celtic / Rock violin.

Ramon and Susie write songs and have supported many National and International artists. They love to share good music and make it accessible to all. They regularly perform at Paraparaumu Market which is one of their favourite places to play, bringing upbeat and warm sounds to the street. People can keep up with the duo www.blackeyedsusieduo/facebook.com 

The club opens at 7:00 pm and the blackboard begins at 7:30 pm. The duo will appear after supper. Admission, which includes a light supper, is $5 for members, $10 non-members and $3 for students. Cash only (no eftpos facilities).

LFMC AGM – 26th August

Usually the 4th Friday of the month is Club Night but on the 4th Friday of August (the 26th) the Club will be holding its AGM. The AGM, which begins at 7:00 pm, is where you can hear what will be happening to the club for the following year.

 

8 July 2022 – Members’ floor spot concert with invited guests

8 July 2022 – Members’ floor spot concert with invited guests

Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall
Cnr. Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin

Doors open at 7:00pm – Music begins at 7:30pm

Admission (includes a light supper)-
$5.00 for Members and non-Members; $3.00 for Students

Blackboard 1st half – Invited guest performers 2nd half:
Cazna
Keith Heginbotham
Jennie Cavaye
Liz and Griff Davies
John Laurenson

Images source: John Jenkins, LFMC Committee Member

2022-2023 Membership Subs Reminder

2022-2023 Membership Subs Reminder

Hello fellow Levin Folk Music Club Members.

The month of June is over and July is here…. So just a gentle reminder this means the beginning of our Club’s new financial year (1st July 2022 – 30th June 2023) is here too and that Membership Subscriptions are due. No alteration to the annual fee- still $25.00 per Member.

You can pay:

  • by cash “at the Concert Door” (our next Concert Night is Friday July 8th), or
  • by Internet Banking into our Club’s Westpac Bank Account 03 0667 0611942 00.
    If you do pay by Internet Banking, please make sure that you advise who the subscription is for.

For anyone wishing to join our Club you can download and print a Membership Application/Renewal Form, then complete the form and bring it along to a Concert Night. You can pay your Membership Subscription via the Internet before bringing along the completed form… just make certain that you advise who the subscription is for!

Also, another reminder-

Come to the Club’s August AGM to be in the draw for a cash refund of your 2022-2023 Membership Subscription.

If you join our Club, or renew your Membership, for the 2022-2023 financial year anytime before the “Lucky Dip” is drawn at the Club’s AGM – and you attend the AGM – you will have the chance of your “name card” being the one drawn. The “Lucky Dip” draw winner, who is present at the time of the draw, will receive a cash refund of their 2022-2023 Membership Subscription. You must be present at the time of the draw to receive the refund.

The Club’s July Newsletter will be advising more about the Club’s AGM, so I’ll just mention here that it is to be held on Friday, 26th August 2022 starting at 7:00pm at the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall (where we hold our Concerts), 155 Bartholomew Road (Cnr Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street), Levin.

Regards,
Val Jenkins – Treasurer, Levin Folk Music Club Inc.

10 June 2022 – Legal Tender (Ian and Moira Campbell)

10 June 2022 – Legal Tender (Ian and Moira Campbell)

Local Kapiti Coast duo Ian and Moira Campbell (Legal Tender) are delighted to be coming back to perform at the Club on Friday June 10th. Following their recent return from the Paihia Country Rock Festival they will be dusting off the last of the “cobwebs” from the enforced ‘Covid’ break by performing some new “favourites” as well as songs audiences have loved.

The duo have been the recipients of “Gold Guitar” country music awards and are frequent collaborators with various members of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band and other well know kiwi musicians. Performing a wide range of songs from alternative down-home original songs, and covers, the duo have engaged audiences from the Bay of Islands to the deep south. Songs by various artists including Guy Clarke, Holly Williams, Lorri McKenna and their own originals sung with earthy integrity and powerful vocal harmonies.

The evening at the Levin Folk Music Club begins with the usual blackboard for those who like to participate. Doors open at 7:00pm, with blackboard beginning at 7:30pm. The guests will appear after supper. Admission, which also includes a light supper (tea/coffee and muffins), is $5 for members, $10 non members, $3 for students.

The club also has an acoustic night on the fourth Friday (June 24) where performers can come and have a go in an informal environment.